By Morgan Bryce
A graduation ceremony for members of His Place and Hosanna Home will be held Aug. 4 at Purpose Baptist Church, beginning at 10 a.m.
Seventeen people, 10 women and 7 men, will receive certificates of completion following a yearlong rehabilitation process. According to Harvest Evangelism Director Rick Hagans, the end goals of the program are to draw them out of their addictions or bad circumstances, become productive members of society and most importantly, bring them closer to God.
“These are 17 men and women a year ago that were (drug) addicted, alcoholic, been in jail or prison, homeless, in a mental institution. And now, to graduate, that means they have been free of those things for at least one year,” Hagans said. “They’re all either in school, working, or honestly seeking employment. It’s the beginning of a success story … we don’t say that they’re perfect, but they are all beautiful men and women, with amazing stories to share.”
To read more about His Place, Hosanna Home and the rest of the programs conducted through Harvest Evangelism, visit www.harvestevangelism.org or call 334-742-0777.
The event is open to the public. PBC is located at 3211 Waverly Parkway in Opelika.